Performance-Based Contracting

The Department of Children's Services Performance-Based Contracting initiative is an overarching plan to achieve better outcomes for the children served in out-of-home care by DCS’ privately contracted providers. 

Performance-Based Contracting uses an innovative approach that stresses permanency outcomes for children and utilizes a payment structure that reinforces provider agencies' efforts to offer services that improve those outcomes. 

The outcomes DCS measures include:  

  • improved timeliness and likelihood of permanency such as reunification, adoption, or guardianship
  • fewer moves for children in foster care 
  • reduced instances of re-entries into care 

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Current contracts and their associated daily rates.